WTTC calls governments to take urgent action on SAF

May 24, 2023 |

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on governments around the world to “get serious” on incentivizing SAF production and set ambitious targets to produce adequate quantities.

Without meaningful quantities of SAF, the global tourism body said the aviation sector cannot decarbonize on a scale that will allow it to reach Net Zero by 2050, as committed to by the industry and supported by ICAO Member States.

To address this urgent issue, WTTC calls on governments to provide strong incentives to encourage investment in SAF production, including tax credits, grants or other financial incentives and work with the sector to set ambitious SAF production targets.

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “It is time for governments to take bold action and prioritize the production of sustainable aviation fuel. We are calling on all governments to act now.

“The demand for SAF has never been higher, airlines all over the world want to use SAF and have used every molecule ever made. However, current SAF production only meets 0.1% to 0.15% of requirement, despite a 200% increase in production in 2022 versus 2021. This leaves a massive gap that can only be filled through rapid and sustained investment.”

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